January 08, 2021: Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a notice on its official website that denounces misleading information about the operationalisation of the Civil Service exam, 2019, on social media.
UPSC has notified that the commission strictly abides by the Rules of Examination, updated by the Government of India, regularly. Notified through Gazette Notification for Civil Services (IAS) Examination 2020, UPSC implements these rules to calculate the IAS exam results every year.
Candidates from different categories are recommended by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for services along different posts.
The Main Result, thus, includes candidates from the General (unreserved) category, along with candidates from the Reserved category such as those from the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections.
Candidates from the latter category, who are on the Main Result list, have acquired a merit that is at or above the general qualifying standard without availing any concessions in the eligibility or selection criteria.
UPSC IAS Reserve List is a list of candidates from both the General and Reserved categories ranking below the last recommended candidate in merit. These are candidates that have not made it to the main result list but are subsequent recommendations for respective services.
The creation of the Reserve List has been in practice since time immemorial, as per “Sub-rule 16(4) of the Gazette Notification of Civil Services Examination, 2019.”
“An established practice of giving fair treatment to the candidates of reserved categories since decades enabling them to choose a service of higher preference based on their reserved status,” read the notice by the commission.
Resulting vacancies, after the above mentioned exercise concludes, are taken up by candidates from the Reserve List, as mandated by the Government for each category including the General.
UPSC Reserve List Important Points: Commission necessitates that the Reserve List is indeed not a waiting list as per the information circulating on the internet.
Reserve List enables candidates from the Reserved Category, who have fared well without the aid of concessions or relaxations, with the opportunity to be placed at higher positions. These candidates are together placed subsequently to those on the Main Result List under every category.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.